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? >> and our election wrapup including congress' unfinished business and the future of the republican party following president obama's reelection. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. >>> we begin with the nor'easter that just brought rain to parts of our area, but up north it's getting nasty. >> that's right. we're talking about snow, strong winds in areas still recovering from hurricane sandy. let's get to sue palka in the weather center. >> let me show you what we are missing out on. the pictures behind us is d.c. united trying to get the field cleared in harrison, new jersey, where they were going to take on the new york red bulls and had to cancel that game. a lot of fans were up there. they had 2 inches of snow in that area, but it's very heavy and wet and it's still blowing and that is what we don't have to deal with tonight. let me take you to radar. we'll touch on the nor'easter in a moment. what we've had locally is sort of one of the westward bands of our nor'easter and what we have out there is mostly light, occasionally moderate rain. hey, f
, was informed about this right away and he wanted to wait to ask for his resignation until after the election. obviously to avoid some kind of embarrassment to give the other side some ammunition to create more controversy. >> ron, let me ask you real quick because we only have 30 seconds left. there's only been talk this resignation may have had something to do with the attack of benghazi. you look at the timing of it. what's your thought on that? >> no. that's just false. all these conspiracy theories that are going around and that's not true. the account i just gave you is the inside story. fbi agents are outraged that he was not fired immediately given the possible security compromises. >> it sounds like this story is far from over. we may be looking into other facets of this. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you. >>> another big story tonight, the countdown to the fiscal cliff continues to tick away. at stake? hundreds of thousands of jobs in our area and more than a million jobs all across the country. economists are warning the nation could see a double dip resession. fox 5's tom
. >>> the president held his first conference after his election. sex scandal, secret documents and a new secretary of state. >> if the president was expecting a new honeymoon with reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of the sex scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the scandal has now 'em broiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgment. >> it is also possible that, had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking about why are you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthy but demanded middle class tax cuts get extended now >> i'm confident that parties, folks of good will in both parties can make that happen. what
and in particular committee chairmen push on this matter. the idea that it could have been an election issue and that it was stalled or delayed in terms of the information is surely going to come to the fore. dianne feinstein, the chairman of the senate intelligence committee says national security isn't involved. if republicans feel there was a breach of national security, i think feel push and push very aggressively. >> but to what end? >> well, the idea first of all, i think the last report is true. i think republicans want the general to come and testify about benghazi and think want that to be settled and the second matter is they make sure that national security in no way was compromised. >> so let's talk about the other big national news, the looming fiscal cliff. both democrats, republicans talking a good game of working together. what are some of the options and could real compromise be had here? >> well, i talked to former congressman tom davis who feels they'll do what congress usually does which is delay, that is, do what you're hearing all this different nomenclature, maureen, d
. when the presidential election over and more information beginning to trickle out, lawmakers are looking for more information about the attack. >> reporter: more information begins to trickle out regarding the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya the state department says that lawmakers want to see the paper trail. >> we had requests for documents from a number of committees and from a number of staff and members. we have now made documents available. >> many on capitol hill want to know what happened, during and after the attack which killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> the aftermath of it, just the misleading statements were made, i think everyone wants to understand, what was happening? was there a failure? >> reporter: republicans say that the white house failed to provide adequate diplomatic protection overseas democrats defend the president. and meantime, cia director david petraeus handed in his resignation a week before the benghazi hearings, saying that he had an extra marital affair. it's not the cia director who had to tes
is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how you doing? >> reporter: the federal judge prespieding over kwame brown's case rejected prosecutors' requests to send him to jail for six days, the judge noting brown did not use his elected office to make personal gains or defraud the people he represented and his attorney says prosecutors would never have brought the against case brown had he not been the council chairman. in the statement after sentencing the u.s. attorney for the district of columbia ronald machen said, "kwame brown squandered his bright political future and an opportunity to be a role model for the district's youth. brown was ordered to perform his community service in a visible place during weekdays so people could see that his crimes were no
out and working with leaders of both parties. >> reporter: the president's election night promise of bipartisanship will be put to the test as he and congress face a looming deadline for brokering a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. that's the term for automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts set to go into effect in january to address the nation's deficit. >> the world is watching us. we have lost our reputation as a country that solves problems together. >> reporter: leaders on both sides say they want to work together. democrats argue voters gave them a mandate to let tax breaks for the nation's wealthiest expire. >> look at all the exit polls. the vast majority of american people, rich, poor, everybody agrees that the richest of the rich have to help a little bit. >> reporter: the house speaker says he is open to finding new revenue through tax reform but says hiking taxes on the nation's wealthiest hurts job creators. >> the independent accounting firm ernst & young says going over part of the fiscal cliff and raising taxes on the top two rates would cost our economy mo
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